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City Island (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 30 April 2010 (USA)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

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Tony
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Molly
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Vivian Rizzo
Carrie Baker Reynolds ...
Denise
Hope Glendon-Ross ...
Cheryl
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Bruno
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Matt Cruniff
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Tanya
Marianne Ebert ...
Ezmalia (as Marianni Ebert)
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The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought home by Vince (Garcia), the patriarch of the family, who is a corrections officer in real life, and a hopeful actor in private. Written by IMDb Editors

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Truth is stranger than family

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language | See all certifications »

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30 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Asuntos de familia  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,001 (USA) (21 March 2010)

Gross:

$6,670,712 (USA) (29 August 2010)
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It's interesting to find out that the exteriors, including the final climactic scene, of this movie were actually filmed on City Island, Bronx. If you look up City Island on Google Maps and zoom in to 1 Horton Street on "street view" you'll see the house that served as the exterior shots in the movie. Though the house across the street where the "Botero" lady lives is completely different. See more »

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The word "Associate" Producers is misspelled in the credits. See more »

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Vince Rizzo: Did you sleep outside last night?
Vince Jr.: No, no, no. I did heroin with a bunch of prostitutes at the Plaza Hotel. I'm thinking of becoming a pimp.
Vince Rizzo: Good. I'll see you later.
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Brilliant ... just BRILLIANT!
28 December 2009 | by (Antigua and Barbuda) – See all my reviews

Well, you maybe won't believe that this movie really IS brilliant if you are only 30 minutes or so in. At least I didn't.

I actually got bored by the multiple - but at first not very promising

  • story lines going on. But I like Andy Garcia, I like Emily Mortimer
and after all it had a very high rating here.

It got better though, and in the last 30 minutes or so, when everything started coming together, I watched almost with my mouth open and sometimes I had to laugh really hard.

And while Andy Garcia is a pretty good actor in general ... BOY is he good in this one !! I predict an Oscar nomination for him this year, no I am SURE he will get nominated for this role!

So, all I am saying is: Just give it a chance and sit through it. You won't regret it and you will end up LOVING it !!!


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